Health News of the Day

Health News of the Day is a daily summary made from the selected links I post on Twitter. It is in a bullet points format with links to the original sources which include 350 RSS feeds that produce about 2,500 items per day.

  • Medical bills are involved in more than 60% of U.S. personal bankruptcies, an increase of 50 percent in just 6 years. More than 75 percent of bankrupt families had health insurance but still were overwhelmed by their medical debts. 62% of all bankruptcies in 2007 were medical; 92% had medical debts over $5,000, or 10% of pretax family income

  • BBC: The majority of all doctors after 2017 will be women, which will have huge implications for NHS workforce planning

  • PubMed abstract: Using Web 2.0 to enhance a community of practice for intensive care physicians.

  • ACP: Do internists have confidence in their own training when compared to NPs? Please read the comments:

  • Twitter Research by Harvard: "Men Follow Men and Nobody Tweets"

  • Video: CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta takes you inside his operating room where he "moonlights" as a neurosurgeon

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